Dr Barbra Katusiime
Lecturer in Pharmacy Clinical and Professional Practice
Barbra first joined the Clinical and Professional Practice cluster in 2014 studying for a PhD in Pharmacy. Her doctoral research used mixed-methods to investigate prescription medicine use experiences among people living with long-term conditions in England. She led the development and validation of a novel outcome measure known as the Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ-3), which has been published and adopted internationally. Barbra holds an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy International Practice and Policy from University College London (UCL). After completing her PhD, Barbra supported a number of research projects including a project commissioned by Health Education England looking at urgent care provision in community pharmacies in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and an NIHR-funded adherence-based clinical trial led by UCL. Barbra also held lectureships overseas where she worked on various undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in East Africa and she continues to work on collaborative projects looking at access and use of medicines in the region. Barbra joined the Medway School of Pharmacy in 2018 as a Lecturer in Pharmacy Clinical and Professional Practice she’s currently teaching research methods on the MPharm programme, supervise research projects, as well as conduct pharmacy practice research.
Barbra's research interests include health outcomes evaluation, polypharmacy and treatment burden, and understanding experiences of medicines use in different patient populations.